I own a uninsured motorcycle, if I let someone else ride it with a passenger and they get into an accident am I liable for any property damage or personal injury?
2 Answers from Attorneys
The short answer to your question is "probably." Under Florida’s "dangerous instrumentality" doctrine, the owner of an inherently dangerous vehicle, including a motorcycle, is responsible for any injuries sustained due to use of that vehicle. If a vehicle is driven by another with the knowledge and consent of the owner, the owner is liable for any damages, including property damage and personal injury, that result from the operation of that vehicle.